Sometimes that happens. Children can be your heartache. But that doesn't matter, you have to go on and have them, she said. It works out.

Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: American

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I had just dropped out of medicine in my first year of residency, a few months shy of becoming a licensed M.D. I'd discovered there was something serious, mainly a matter of nerve and perhaps empathy, that stood in my way.

I knew exactly what I should have said: Be careful what you give children, for sooner or later you are sure to get it back.

It is possible to establish zero tolerance for murder as a solution to anything.

A flower is a plant's way of making love.

The radio is at the root of the evil, their rule is: No silence, ever. When anything happens, the commentator has to speak without a moment's pause for gathering wisdom. Falsehood and inanity are preferable to silence.

Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run. The daily work - that goes on, it adds up.

Your dreams, what you hope for and all that, it's not separate from your life. It grows right up out of it.

Here in the eastern woodlands we have the black, common, tulip, and white morels, and one unfortunate little cousin called (I am so sorry) the Dog Pecker.

He behaves as if he had no dead children. The real Leandro never comes here. He only pretends.

On the day of the hunt I came to know in the slick center of my bones this one thing: all animals kill to survive, and we are animals.

It's a funny thing: people often ask how I discipline myself to write. I can't begin to understand the question. For me, the discipline is turning off the computer and leaving my desk to do something else.

Why does a person spend money on a stamp to spout bile at a stranger?

Jazon and Mical. What kind of mother misspelled her kids' names on purpose?

Wardrobe of Denial. Blanchie glanced.